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Yard sale Score

Post by Dale M. » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:20 am

Finally found something useful at local yard sale....

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4X multiplier.... Max 250ft-lbs input, 1000ft-lbs output... 1/2 inch drive on input, 3/4 drive on output...

Should work nicely on all the big stuff (torque)...

Oh yeah... $10....

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Re: Yard sale Score

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:41 am

Very cool Dale! Any projected use for it or is it something that might have a use someday. I like the latter myself as it is more fun to get the surprise when it does come in handy. Wifie-poo sneers at that logic tough.

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Re: Yard sale Score

Post by Dale M. » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:16 am

It was one of this "might need it someday" purchases... But for $10 who could pass it up....

Really got to appreciate my wife, she is " if you need it (want it), buy it".....

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Re: Yard sale Score

Post by Piledriver » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:48 pm

That's a real live made-in-USA tool that cost somebody huge bucks, don't treat it like a $10 tool.
They are selling for north of $250 on Ebay.
SNAP-ON lists the std one for $529...
Yours may be the anti-backlash version, I can't even find the price.
I'll give you $50 bucks now, deal? Instant profit! :twisted:
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Re: Yard sale Score

Post by Dale M. » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:46 pm

Piledriver wrote:That's a real live made-in-USA tool that cost somebody huge bucks, don't treat it like a $10 tool.
They are selling for north of $250 on Ebay.
SNAP-ON lists the std one for $529...
Yours may be the anti-backlash version, I can't even find the price.
I'll give you $50 bucks now, deal? Instant profit! :twisted:
Realized when I saw it what it was... And its NOT FOR SALE ..

But yes found 2 on ebray (same brand) one at $389 another at $430...

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Re: Yard sale Score

Post by Piledriver » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:03 pm

For anyone looking for something similar, cheap, a 400 lb/ft version is sold on Ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ratchet-Helper- ... 3ce8941423

Probably Chinese, but ...

I kinda suspect a device that has a $10 consumable drive (shears at ~400 ft/lb) would be useless for anything but lug nuts.

1000lb, yeah.

For gland nuts and axle nuts a Torquemeister is still only $75.

This looks very interesting for $60 (and is rated for 3400 ft/lb) but would need modified to be generally useful, 1:58 gear ratio.
Again, almost certainly a Chinese copy of something.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HD-Torque-Multi ... ls&vxp=mtr
There are similar units under $75 with potential, one has a splined body/sliding height adjustable loadbar one could probably attach something useful to, 1:68 gearing, would probably absolutely rock with an air ratchet attached.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5800NM-Labor-Sa ... 1e7ea8c201
(I have an old Ingersoll-Rand battery powered ratchet unit floating around somewhere, rewired for an external RC car battery it was awesome, would be perfect for this)
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Re: Yard sale Score

Post by Dale M. » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:09 am

Have to agree in x2 (roughly) for lug nuts and such for the $50-75 range but for anything more I would shy away from them, probably not really good for axle nuts or gland nuts (get 9:1 dedicated unit?)....

For my road warrior setup (pickup truck with car carrier trailer and doing recovery), I just carry a 20 inch 1/2 drive breaker bar and a set of harbor fright impact sockets... Works really well over pissy little lug wrench Detroit supplies... Also carry one permanently (breaker bar, 6 inch extension, dedicated deep socket) in my Jeep for off road...

I was pretty glad to get X4 unit because I sometimes work on old mining machinery at local museum and some bolts and nuts have been in place for 50-75 (or more) years and some of the stuff is BIG and rusty too....

http://mariposamuseum.com/?page_id=2117
http://mariposamuseum.com/?page_id=1843

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